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Why Holistic Health?

 

Are you looking for ways to increase the chance that you and your pets live a happy, healthy and long life? You are on the right track…

What is health? 

For most people, health is one of the most important values in life. It is that great feeling of calm and harmony that exists throughout body, mind and soul – well being on the level of every organ, cell, molecule and atom of our body. 

True health can be compared to a nice, sunny, breezy day.

It means stability, flexibility, vitality, and is the degree of joy and happiness we and our pets feel.

Disease, in contrast, is like a storm. It is a loss of our capacity to maintain calm and harmony when we face external challenges. These are reparable, but in situations that are not resolved or continue to repeat themselves, this may result in chronic or incurable disease.

Conventional medicine commonly categorizes diseases by a diagnosis – a name for a specific set of symptoms. Practitioners often specialize in treatment of one organ system for example, cardiology, gastro-enterology or dermatology. 

Conventional treatment is usually selected according to a generic protocol that is commonly used for every patient with the the same diagnosis. A western practitioner is often overwhelmed and busy and has little time to pay attention to their patients’ individual needs. 

Thanks to my background in both conventional and holistic medicine and homeopathy, I can compare my experiences with both systems. 

In this type of treatment, disease symptoms are often suppressed with drugs without addressing their cause. Toxic and side-effect-causing drugs create additional sets of symptoms. In reality, these side-effects are “commercially undesirable” effects that are very cleverly put in a separate category. The use of these suppressive treatments can therefore contribute to chronic disease. The patient’s life is maintained, however he or she may lose the ability to heal completely and will continue to need medication.

Some parts of conventional medicine are very important; most holistic practitioners are open-minded and recognize when these treatments are necessary. Good examples are: surgery, the use of thyroid supplements, insulin, cautious use of antibiotics, among others. 

Holistic Medicine

The origin of the term holistic medicine comes from the Greek word “holos” which means “all, entire, total”. Holistic practitioners treat patients successfully by focusing on the entire, whole patient on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.

Symptoms are viewed as signals of disharmony within the body and the selected treatments are focused on the process of determining, eliminating or neutralizing causes of disease, enhancing the function of the immune system and promoting cleansing reactions of the patients.

A Holistic approach to medicine has existed for centuries and perhaps millennia. During the last century, holistic medicine use, research and development was artificially hindered by the powerful influence of the pharmaceutical industry and its financial interests to dominate the medical field.

The rebirth of holistic healing can be partially attributed to the lack of success of Western medicine especially in the areas of disease prevention and chronic disease.

Safe and effective

In most cases there are harmless, yet viable and effective alternatives.

During the last century, holistic medicine use, research and development was intentionally hindered by the powerful influence of the pharmaceutical industry and its financial interests to dominate the medical field.

A holistic practitioner’s goal is to use natural or side-effect-free treatments in the forms of nutrition, supplements, herbal preparation, homeopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractics, and intuitive and energy healing to name a few.

Energy Healing

Modern holistic medical science also acknowledges other, less known, aspects of healing. It acknowledges the invisible vibrations and energies that each person radiates. These energy fields can lower or higher frequencies depending on the individual’s state of mind and health, and can affect the energy level and health of their family members – partners, children and family pets. It is quite common to see the same disease and location of pathology in people and their pets.

Intention

The effect of our thought processes and intention on our health has also gained more respect in medical circles. Even the placebo effect is nothing less than achieving a cure or improvement through a belief: the subconscious power of the patient’s mind.

There has been clear evidence that individuals with a positive approach to life are less sick, heal faster and are live longer lives and so do their pets.

A holistic veterinary practitioner guides you through the healing process. Our goal is to make you feel empowered and gain a good level of understanding of your pet’s situation to achieve optimal health, happiness and longevity.

Your investment in holistic healing can also cost you less, on average in the long run.